Meaning of “twelve-tone scale” in the English Dictionary


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twelve-tone scalenoun [ C ]

/ˈtwelv ˌtoʊn ˈskeɪl/

music a musical scale including all twelve half steps (= smallest differences in sound) in an octave (= series of eight notes)

(Definition of “twelve-tone scale” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)